August Runfessions

Happy last Friday of August! This month went by SO fast – did it for you?

We’ll I’m just going to jump right into my August runfessions since I haven’t blogged in a while. My first runfession is that I didn’t plan on writing a blog post today, whoops. I’m on vacation and the last thing I wanted to do was sit on my computer and write. Which brings me to runfession #2.

I runfess that I signed up for another race this morning (hence being on my computer). I registered for the Berwick Gala Days 5 miler! It’s only a 10 minute drive from my house and a great local community event. I ran it last year and really enjoyed it.

Evening trail run

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runfess I desperately wanted to sign up for a triathlon late September called Keji Multisport. A good friend/co worker of mine is behind it all and I thought it would be a great event to dip my toes into doing a triathlon. Sadly, I just can’t pull it off between home stuff, other races, logistics of getting there and the BIG problem that I have a strong dislike for swimming in the deep lake water. Okay, maybe not a dislike but it brings me some anxiety that makes me panic. So, I didn’t sign up #sadface  Maybe another year.

runfess that I have three races on this fall…well summer/fall since summer doesn’t technically end until Sept 21st. A 5 miler (8k) this weekend, 10k on Sept 15th at Maritime Race Weekend and my half marathon on October 14th in Prince Edward Island.

runfess that I’m most excited about running the half marathon with my husband. We’ll, we likely won’t run together very long as he is faster but we’ll start the race together AND have a weekend away on our own!

I runfess that I haven’t been biking much this month but got in a great bike commute to and from work last week. It was super hot on my way home but so beautiful and my workout was done for the day!

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I runfess that I have no clue where this blog is going and I’m totally fine with it. When it first started I was excited to see the numbers of viewers etc, then had a REALLY awesome year with some high stats which was fun and now I just don’t have the time to put into it like I did. Having said that, I’m not quite ready to give it up but will likely just blog when I can. 

Ahhhh, that feels good to get those runfessions out!

What are you runfessing this month?

Did summer zoom by for you?

What’s one thing you’re trying to do before the end of summer?

I’m linking up with Marcia for today’s Runfessions post. It’s hosted on the last Friday of each month!

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August Runfessions

How is it the last Friday of August already, seriously! At least we have a few more days left in the month but I’m not ready for summer to end, that’s for sure! The good news is that we’re on vacation next week so we’ll get to enjoy the last week of our summer before school starts!

Runfessions

First, I runfess that I totally forgot about writing this runfessions post! This month flew by rather fast!

I runfess that I’m STILL loving early morning runs. It’s hard getting up so early (5:30 AM) but running in the sometimes cooler temps is kinda lovely! There are less cars on the road, less heat, less stress even. If only I could permanently run all my runs first thing, I would!

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Having runfessed that….I runfess, I’m really struggling with getting enough sleep. My days are full (I’m sure yours are too) but I just can’t seem to shut off at night and get enough sleep my body needs. I’ve forced myself to go to bed at 9pm and 10pm this week, even though there were a million other things I needed to do: dishes, laundry, mow the lawn – which I wouldn’t do at night but can’t seem to find time to do that either! I have to make sleep a priority!

I runfess, though I’m running a half marathon in three weeks, I can hardly think about the actual race. Between wrapping up work before vacation, vacation, family parties this weekend and back to school coming up – my half marathon on Sept 16th isn’t on my mind. Yes, I’m doing all the training for it but it’s just become so routine that I feel like I’m forgetting about the actual race day. Don’t worry, come Sept 15th I’ll be a ball of nerves!

I runfess I’m in pain 😦 My upper back (car accident related from March), my SI joint, my hip flexor and my pinky finger (soccer injury last week) are killing me. Minus my finger, it’s all on the left side of my body. I’m just done with pain and ready to move on – why doesn’t my body get the message?

I runfess that I’m so happy soccer has finished for our girls. This week was the first week that we had nothing in the evenings since April!!! No joke! Next week is the same, minus one soccer game that I have. We still need to figure out what they are going to do this fall: back to swimming lessons, trying something new like basketball or something else. It’s nice for them each to have a sport/thing to do as come winter we try not to commit to anything so we can ski, snowshoe and just play out in the snow.

There, that’s all I need to runfess.

Do you have anything to runfess from this month?

How’s your fall shaping up?

Happy or sad that summer is coming to and end?

You can check out my other Runfession posts: July, JuneMay, AprilMarch, February, and JanuaryI’m linking up with Marcia for today’s Runfessions post. It’s hosted on the last Friday of each month.

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